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Late Korean War veteran to arrive home in Ashland Wednesday

ASHLAND, WI — A special homecoming 70 years in the making will be celebrated in Ashland on Wednesday.

U.S. Army Private Edward “Buster” Morrison, of Ashland, was killed in the Korean War; however, the 19-year-old’s remains couldn’t be recovered until very recently.

According to his obituary, Morrison was killed on July 8, 1950, and was the first Wisconsin Army personnel to die in the war.

On Wednesday afternoon, Morrison’s casket will arrive in Minneapolis, and will then be escorted by his family and the Patriot Guard Riders to Ashland.

According to Brantley Family Funeral Homes, the procession from the MSP airport will begin around 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., and will then take MN Highway 5 to US-35 East before continuing north to Duluth.

The procession will then turn onto US.S. Highway 2, and will take U.S. Highway 2 to Ashland.

The procession is expected to arrive in Ashland around 6 or 7 p.m., and will travel south to on Stutnz Avenue, then turn West on 2nd Street, turn South onto Beaser Avenue, and then East on 6th Street.

They will go by the Edward Morrison DAV Chapter 28 and the United Chequamegon Bay Area Veterans building before arriving at Frost Home for Funerals.

Krystal Frasier

Social Media and Digital Content Manager

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